These are the highest earning jobs you don’t actually need a university degree for


We may already know the cities with the highest salaries and the best paid jobs in general but this latest study from Indeed has shown that some non-graduates are earning over £50K a year.

So, does this dispel the belief that you have to go to university to bag a good job?

Hmm, sometimes. Because some jobs, like construction managers, don’t require a degree but earn double the national salary (£28,000) on average.

Five non-graduate roles which pay more than the UK average wage

Construction manager


Maintenance manager


Fitness manager


Executive assistant




And considering that the Office for National Statistics show that nearly a third (29%) of graduates earn less than those who entered work via an apprenticeship rather than a degree, views on university education may be changing.

Government figures also show that one in five apprentices is 35 or older showing that many are upskilling without having to be a mature student.

So, what do you think? Do you think university education is still necessary?

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